Friday, April 29, 2011

Hodge Podge

Because the wind is blowing too hard to do yard work (really, I said that in my saddest tone so you would believe that I feel bad about it)... Because gas is near $4.00/gallon and I live in the boonies... Because I forgot to run a load of laundry yesterday so it's Pantsless Day at my house...For all these really good reasons, I'm here in the house with nothing major to blog about so here's a smattering of things you probably don't really care about:

The Great Bird Rescue - This is Dave rescuing a bird stuck in the downspout.  I don't know how he got in there, but he (the bird, not Dave) was sticking his head out of the top of the pipe and making a horrible racket struggling to get free.  I assumed he was stuck between the pipe and the house so I attempted to pry the pipe out a bit so he could squeeze back out.  No luck.  He was inside the spout where, evidently, there is a hole big enough for his head, but not his body.  So Dave disconnected the two sections of pipe, propped them apart with a stick and we waited for the bird to discover his escape route, which he eventually did.  And they all lived happily ever after.

More Things Bloom at Green Acres - I have no idea what these are but they are blooming abundantly around the base of the mailbox.  Very pretty!

This is Green Acres, at least part of it.  The landlord supplied a riding mower along with the house (Yahoo!) but I broke it the first time I used it - typical for me.  So I'm mowing all this (and there's more behind the house and to the right of this pic) with a push mower while we wait for parts.  

This is Molly, faithful friend and Frisbee fetcher.  "Come on, Mom.  Stop taking pictures and throw it already."

This is the view from the swing on my patio.  I love building a fire in the evening.

And finally, a confession....Yes, I was one of the nerds who got up at 3:30 A.M. to watch the Royal Wedding.  I may have dozed a time or two, but I don't think I missed anything important.  It was beautiful, it was romantic ... well, it was a fairy tale and I loved every minute of it.  There, I said it!  I'm a sentimental, soft-hearted, idealist who got a little weepy when Prince Charming married his Cinderella.  

And I loved the hats!  Women should wear more hats.  Except Victoria Beckham.  She looked like she was wearing a black wart on her forehead.   But the Queen was lovely!


  1. Perfect words to describe that horrendous hat Victoria wore. Now Elizabeth, she is class all the way.

  2. I loved seeing all these beautiful photos. Loved the flowers and the WEDDING. I enjoyed watching the ceremony last week.